New Old Takamine Day! Having been a Takamine nut since 1975, I've been through quite a few "lawsuit" Taks, and I've mostly moved on to newer models, which are generally superior to the old ones in their design and construction. There's been one on my bucket list, though, the F312-S. It's the only 6-string Takamine, aside from the classical models, that I know of from that time that had the 1 3/4" nut width that I've come to prefer. The "S" designates a solid spruce top, and those were top-of-the-line at the time they were made. This one came up on GC's used pages (longboring story here), and I bought it sight unseen, which I understand can be risky. I am tickled! The guitar was rated in "good" condition in GC's listing, I guess because of a small ding in the top. But other than that it looks like it's been played very little in the 37 years since it was built. It's fairly loud with nice tone balance, at least to my old ears. Elsewhere I've told about my "camp guitar", which is a lam-top version of this same model. It's reached a point where I can't support it any more, my repairs finally killed it. I swapped cases; the new one is in nearly perfect condition, but the camp case had a good start collecting stickers. Sweet slotted headstock, wide nut, no fret dots, 12-fret small body. . .OK, now I promise, no more "lawsuits". This guitar is stock the way it came off the sales floor, so I hesitate a little, but I might take it in for a bone nut and saddle, just for perfection's sake. I thought about putting a strap pin in the neck, but decided I can have one guitar with a headstock-tied strap. Didn't want to drill any holes. And it won't be getting pickups.